Da Vinci Surgical Robot Lawsuits: Surgeons Were Not Properly Trained

Last Updated on June 26, 2017

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects
Patients who underwent surgery with the da Vinci surgical robot.
Complications reportedly associated with the da Vinci surgical robot include burns, lacerations of the bladder, uterus and esophagus, and tears or perforations of arteries or organs, and death.
Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
Additional Details
The da Vinci surgical robot has four remote-controlled arms and a 3-D camera and is used to perform urologic, gynecologic and laparoscopic surgery through small incisions. The robot was introduced to make these procedures less invasive, allow patients a quicker recovery time, and provide surgeons with a greater range of motion than the human hand.
Type of Lawsuit
Mass Tort